Should you email before an interview?

This article is recommended for individuals near the beginning of their careers

Why it's a good idea

Sending a thoughtful and professional email before your interview can be a good idea, as it shows your enthusiasm and attention to detail. However, there are a few key considerations.

  • Send the email a day or two before the interview. Sending it too far in advance might be forgotten, and sending it too close to the interview might create unnecessary pressure.
  • Keep the email concise and focused. Express your excitement about the opportunity, confirm the interview details (time, date, location or virtual platform), and reiterate your interest in the position.
  • If you have any questions or need clarification on anything related to the interview logistics, it's a good opportunity to ask in the email.
  • If you need to send any additional documents (such as a portfolio or reference list), you can mention them in the email and attach the files.

Remember to customise the email to fit your situation and personality. This simple gesture can leave a positive impression and set a professional tone for the upcoming interview.

Should you email before an interview?

Pre-interview email template

Subject: [Your Name] - Job Interview Tomorrow

Dear [Interviewer's Name],

I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to express my excitement about our scheduled interview tomorrow for the [Job Title] position at [Company Name].

I want to reiterate my gratitude for the opportunity to interview with [Company Name]. I have researched the company extensively and am truly inspired by the work you do in [mention a specific aspect or project of the company]. I am eager to discuss how my skills and experiences align with the goals of the team.

I want to confirm the details of our interview:

Date: [Interview Date]

Time: [Interview Time]

Location/Platform: [Interview Location or Online Meeting Platform]

Please let me know if there are any changes or additional information I should be aware of.

I look forward to meeting with you and the team tomorrow. If there is anything specific you would like me to prepare or bring to the interview, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Thank you again for considering me for this opportunity. I am excited about the possibility of contributing to [Company Name]'s continued success.

Best regards,

[Your Name] [Your Contact Information]

Are you looking for a job?

Are you looking for a job?

Now that you better understand whether you should send an email before an interview, you should take a moment to check our current vacancies page.

At 11 Recruitment, we have a range of white-collar temp and perm jobs available. We're always on the lookout for top talent to place with our clients, so we encourage you to apply for any positions that are of interest.

If none of our current vacancies are right for you, you should register for job alerts. Then we’ll be able to notify you when we receive a position that matches your profile.

Christian Madsen

What are your thoughts?

I'd love to have a conversation with you about this topic - please leave a comment below if you have any thoughts or opinions 🙂

Christian Madsen

Managing Director of 11 Recruitment

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